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Big cats cause an uproar

Populations of lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, and other top felines are declining at an alarming rate. They are victims of habitat loss and degradation as well as conflicts with humans. In response, National Geographic, with filmmakers, conservationists, and Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert, launched the Big Cats Initiative, a comprehensive … Continue Reading ››

The running machines

Cheetahs taking a break Cheetahs are supreme sprinters and can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h in two seconds. Their top speed is believed to be 112 km/h.
Source: Van Lill, Dawid (2008) African Wildlife Trivia, Kaapstad: Random House Struik